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Warning to Dog Owners After Poison-laced Marshmallows Discovered in Park

29 October 2014

UK - Leeds dog owners are being warned to remain vigilant after marshmallows laced with rat poison, screws and ball bearings were found at Guiseley and Otley.

Radio Aire reported the discovery was made at Nunroyd Park in Guiseley, which is regularly used by dog walkers.

It's the second similar report in a week - the other was at Surprise View at the Chevin in Otley.

Zoe Webb, who runs the Take My Paw group, which aims to raise money for various animal charities told Radio Aire that it's clearly been done deliberately: "They've had to have been slotted inside the marshmallows and the rat poisoing that we believe is being used should actually be kept inside a box for when you trap rats, because of how dangerous it is and the damage it does to wildlife and pets.

"We're a bit concerned about children especially, because they're in marshmallows and they way that they looked could be quite attractive to children, especially small children who might not be aware of the problem.

"Police have been contacted both by Take My Paw and the lady who found them, they're looking into it, the RSPCA are investigating too and the council have been informed too this morning."

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